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Cultural Parks and National Heritage Areas: Assembling Cultural Heritage, Development and Spatial Planning
 

Cultural Parks and National Heritage Areas: Assembling Cultural Heritage, Development and Spatial Planning (PDF ebook – New ed.)

By Gonzalez, Pablo Alonso

The number of cultural parks has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the world. But what is a cultural park? This book provides a detailed answer to this question and sets out the basis for an academic debate that moves beyond the technical narratives that have pr... read full description below.

ISBN 9781443854122
Published 13 November 2013 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN-13 9781443854122
ISBN-10 1443854123
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date 13 November 2013
International Publication Date 28 May 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook – New ed.
Edition New ed.
Author(s) By Gonzalez, Pablo Alonso
Category Cultural Studies
Social Sciences
Social Institutions
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Social Groups & Communities
Development Economics
Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning
Human Geography
Regional & Area Planning
Environmental Impact Analysis
Number of Pages 183
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning, Cultural parks, Landscape protection, Human geography, Regional & area planning
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 304.2
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

The number of cultural parks has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the world. But what is a cultural park? This book provides a detailed answer to this question and sets out the basis for an academic debate that moves beyond the technical narratives that have prevailed to date. It is important to open up the topic to academic scrutiny given that cultural parks are becoming widespread devices being employed by different institutions and social groups to manage and enhance cultural and natural heritage assets and landscapes. The main problem in dealing with this topic is the predominant lack of theory-grounded, critical reflection in the literature about cultural parks. These remain largely conceived as technical instruments deployed by institutions in order to solve an array of problems they must deal with. As cultural parks are generally regarded as positive and constructive tools whose performance is associated with the preservation of heritage, the overcoming of the nature/culture divide, the reinforcing of identity and memory and the strengthening of social cohesion and economic development, this book critically explores these issues through the analysis of the literature on cultural parks. In addition, it provides a novel theoretical conceptualization of cultural parks that is connected with, and underpins, a tentative methodology developed for their empirical analysis.

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Author's Bio

Pablo Alonso Gonzalez received his PhD in History at the University of Leon, Spain, and is currently a PhD candidate in Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published five books and articles in prestigious international journals, on topics ranging from cultural heritage and archaeology to spatial planning and social theory.

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